This took me a little over 7 minutes. When first got the Poinsettia background by Simon Says Stamp, I stamped and embossed a bunch of backgrounds to use for Christmas cards. This was stamped Ocean Mist embossed with silver. I trimmed the 6” square panel using a die from Matting Basics B by Spellbinders. The card base is Blue Denim trimmed 4 ¼” x 11” scored at 5½”. I just happened to have a scrap that was the right size for the sentiment from Holiday Greetings Mix 1 by Simon Says and used MISTI to get it centered. That was also embossed in silver and mounted with foam tape for dimension. Since I still had a couple of minutes to spare, I cut an Ivory panel for the inside, stamped with a sentiment from Holiday Greetings Mix 1 in Denim Blue.
Since October had five Tuesdays, there was a double challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches – follow the color pallet of Bashful Blue, Sweet Sugar Plum and Dapper Denim and a given sketch. I made a lot of panels with the Poinsettia Background by Simon Says. This one is embossed in silver on Bubblegum Pink, cut down to a 3½” square. I used a seal from the Holiday Seals by The Stamping Village stamped on Powder Blue, embossed in silver, die cut with a Spellbinders circle die. The “flag” is Blue Denim. JOY is from Holiday Greetings Mix 1 by Simon Says, embossed in silver.
This is the first time I’ve entered the Global Design Project Challenge. I used the closest colors I had to their pallet – Old Olive, Lovely Lipstick and Smoky Slate. The image from Holiday Greetings Mix 1 by Simon Says was stamped in Fresh Asparagus (the closest to Old Olive) on a white panel cut 2¾” x 4½”. I colored the berries with Copic R85. The leaves were colored with Prisma Pencil 911, heavy on one side of the leaves, lighter on the other for contrast. The Wishing You A and Christmas from the same set were stamped in Soft Stone. The focal panel was matted with a piece of Dusty Rose cut 3 x 4¾” placed on a Soft Stone card base. This is probably not a combination I would have used, especially for a Christmas card, but I like how it turned out.